Physical Demands/Work Environment: Field work is performed outdoors in conditions that include steep and rough terrain, dense vegetation, heavy rains, and insects; to include wet, muddy, uneven or rocky surfaces. Positions require physical exertions, such as, hiking, crouching, and stooping, reaching, or similar activities and may require primitive camping and living skills for up to two weeks at a time. Individuals should be able to work alone or with other people, during day/night hours.
Responsibilities: The incumbent provides support and advice for application of geospatial technology under the guidance and direction of a higher level specialist and/or supervisor. They are responsible for a wide range of spatial information required to support the management of public lands. The incumbent must have an effective mix of technical skills in the geographic and computer science disciplines, including ARCGIS, and GPS. Duties include input into a variety of databases. Providing technical user support for all aspects of geospatial data and software. Work with a diverse group of resource specialists, planners and managers to coordinate and implement GIS activities, to include; development of project objectives, evaluation of adequacy of existing data sources, creation/modification of GIS coverage, databases, analysis, and preparation of final output products.
The Whitcom GIS Coordinator is directly responsible for the management and maintenance of emergency response related data. This includes Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and maintenance of the 911 Database, coordinating updates of street addressing and emergency response zones with Whitcom and associated public safety jurisdictions, data formatting, research and error investigation, system troubleshooting, and record keeping.
This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the legacy 911 data and implementation and maintenance of the NG9-1-1 (Next Generation 911) GIS systems. This position resides under the direction of the Whitcom IT Manager.
OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/
The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained.
WATER RESOURCES DIVISION: The Division carries out its duties for the purpose of promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the people of Montana. Sound coordination of the development and utilization of the state's waters allows the Division to protect existing uses and to promote adequate future supplies for domestic, industrial, agricultural, recreation, the conservation of water for wildlife, aquatic life and other beneficial uses.
BENEFITS: Benefits for eligible state employees include a credit union, a deferred compensation program, public employee’s retirement program, 15 working days annual leave per year, 12 days sick leave per year, paid holidays, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. 5% travel time with occasional overnight travel. This is a FEMA Grant funded position.
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE:
> Your online State of MT application;
> Cover letter;
> References - 3 minimum, including: from supervisor (current and/or previous), along with professional and personal character references and
> Narrative answer to the supplemental question.
HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Flood Hazard GIS Specialist is responsible for the management, development, integrity, and maintenance of the DNRC floodplain mapping GIS inventory datasets and databases. The position’s duties include providing GIS and mapping information systems data management, analyzing and disseminating data, generating and quality reviewing flood hazard data, providing niche programmatic GIS knowledge/expertise, along with technical assistance, training, outreach and cross-agency collaboration. The position requires an extensive understanding and knowledge ESRI ArcGIS and FEMA’s Risk MAP program and associated standards and guidance for developing and serving flood hazard and flood risk products compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The position serves the Floodplain Mapping Section of the Water Operations Bureau (WOB) and reports directly to the Bureau Chief. The Floodplain Mapping Section is responsible for implementing the Montana Floodplain and Floodway Management Act (MCA 76-5) and the 2005 Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Provision 76-5-201 requires the Department develop a comprehensive floodplain mapping program and inventory for all watercourses and drainways within Montana. Through the CTP agreement, the Department prioritizes and performs new floodplain studies and maintenance updates in collaboration with FEMA; and in compliance with standards of the NFIP.
The incumbent supports ongoing floodplain study prioritization and scoping activities, coordinating directly with program engineering and outreach staff. Responsibilities include creation and development of spatial datasets and derivative cartographic products needed for project screening, prioritization, grant applications, and professional services contracts.
The position is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and stewardship of the state’s flood hazard mapping dataset portfolio, including the program’s Mapping Repository and FEMA’s Coordinated Needs Strategy (CNMS) geodatabase and related datasets. This includes elevation/LiDAR, structure, new-historic floodplain study and other related datasets. The incumbent oversees coordination and dissemination of data with stakeholders and partner agencies including FEMA, USGS, and the Montana State Library. Serves as the Bureau’s programmatic liaison and member for the Montana Elevation Working Group.
The incumbent serves as the technical lead and expert for GIS application and development efforts both internally and with DNRC mapping contractors. This requires an intimate acquired knowledge of FEMA standards and guidelines for generation, development and distribution of FEMA Risk MAP flood risk analysis and mapping products. The incumbent leads GIS quality reviews of floodplain mapping submittals for compliance with state and federal criteria.
This position performs a variety of other duties as they intersect or interrelate with the GIS information purveyed by the Floodplain Mapping Program both within DNRC, FEMA, other agencies and stakeholders. This includes managing special projects, representing the program at various meetings and conferences, serving on committees, creating map products, and participating in ongoing training and outreach activities as assigned.
Qualifications: Demonstrated abilities in the following:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, or related field, with an emphasis, or additional training, in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or information technology, and a minimum of 3 years applicable work experience. Desirable credentials include: knowledge and experience with the NFIP and FEMA’s RiskMAP program; expertise with ArcGIS; and spatial data management and maintenance.
Education and experience equivalent and comparable to that specified above may satisfy the minimum job requirements and will be considered on an individual basis. Training assignments may also be considered and/or required if an applicant does not meet all the competencies, skills or abilities.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Job: Project/Program Management
Salary: $ 24.00 - 31.00 Hourly Benefits Package
Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-Time Shift:
Day Job Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Union: 000 - None Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Nov 29, 2018, 10:01:27 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Ongoing
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References, Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting)
Contact Name: Carol Nelson | Contact Email: CNelson3@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-0513
The City of Portland is hiring a Mapping & GIS Supervisor within the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The Mapping & GIS Supervisor will direct and oversee the bureau's GIS program and supervise the GIS technicians. This position is responsible for the overall maintenance of the bureau's GIS, ensuring key asset data is being captured and maintained, and identifying and prioritizing tasks to enhance and further enable the functionality of the program. The position will also oversee the development and maintenance of databases, interfaces and reporting tools for a wide variety of bureau business processes related to GIS.
The GIS & Mapping section within PBOT, maps engineering as-builts, work-orders and projects, provides GIS data reporting, data design, data conversion and geo-processing services. The section provides cartographic and project mapping in support of PBOT operational and program activities, including asset management and data editing of PBOT assets and features, utilizing appropriate technologies such as custom GIS tools that integrate with PBOT's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system (IBM-Maximo) and provides GIS end-user support and training.
An ideal candidate will have strong GIS experience, lead or management experience, as well as the ability to present and speak in front of high level management and City council.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
Effective December 2018 the City of Portland will adopt a new classification and compensation structure, adjusting the pay range of this role to $69,805-$126,318. Under the new structure this position will be classified as an Mapping & GIS Supervisor. An overview of the new classification and compensation structure is available here https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/77674.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
AAG Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition
Call for Submissions
Are you using Esri GIS technology to better understand an issue or problem from local to global scale and to propose solutions? If so, consider showcasing your work by participating in the Esri GIS technology poster competition at the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In this session, you will learn from others as you discuss your poster with people from all over the world. Cash prizes in five categories will be awarded.
Deadline for participation: February 14, 2019.
There is a geographic developer meetup at the Portland Esri office on Wednesday December 5. Here’s a shareable link with all the details and where folks can RSVP:
The evening’s theme will be mobile + GIS and will include a keynote address as well as a series of lightning talks from mobile GIS developers. There will also be trivia, networking, and free pizza and beer.
Since 1999, on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week, there is an international recognition and celebration of GIS. On GIS Day, professionals and enthusiasts take time to show the world what GIS has done to make a difference in our society and in our daily lives. This year, the Portland GIS community came together for the 7th consecutive year to recognize our work, celebrate our efforts, and share GIS with others.
It started in the late afternoon with a Missing Maps Mapathon, where 25 people mapped 2,906 buildings in a flood-ravaged region of India, and continued into the evening, where at least 130 people attended the GIS social held at the Ecotrust Conference space with exhibits, displays and presentations.
The Missing Maps Mapathon, led by Madeline Steele from TriMet, brought together a group of people to digitize buildings using OpenStreetMap for a two-hour period. Many thanks to the PSU Geography department for use of the lab, and to Alicia Milligan for assistance with the event. The data improvements made during this mapathon and others like it, make a huge difference for aid groups around the world.
During the GIS Day Social at Ecotrust, attendees had the opportunity to play around with the augmented reality sandbox table, Quantum Spatial's topology model created by a group of third grade students from cardboard, see some of the tools that Mapbox has to offer, and get a taste of the UAS classes offered by Portland Community College (PCC). Attendees also had an opportunity to win a wide variety of raffle prizes including maps, books, and t-shirts that were donated by DOGAMI, Esri, Ecotrust, SCGIS, Greg Miller, and PCC.
The keynote speaker, Lyzi Diamond, Geospatial Expert and Software Engineer, presented on what it's like to be a Geospatial professional when technology is always changing, how she became a programmer (despite never feeling like one), and her strategies for success (which include 'just winging it'). Christina Friedle, Geography Faculty & Department Chair at PCC, welcomed everyone to the event, while Jocelyn Tutak, Senior GIS Analyst at Ecotrust, welcomed everyone to the event space and introduced Ecotrust's efforts in advancing social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being.
A very special thanks to our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, Mapbox, PC Trask, Portland Community College - Geography, ASPRS, ORURISA, Ecotrust, Metro, DOGAMI, Esri, Portland State University - Geography, and Society for Conservation GIS. The success of our event is due to the large community support provided by all these organizations.
Our annual GIS day events are put together by GIS community members Madeline Steele, Christina Friedle & Alexa Todd, who volunteer their time to ensure that there is at least one day a year that the Portland GIS community comes together to celebrate our work and discipline. Thank you also to PCC student volunteers Lindsay Cumella, Steve Carter, Devin Shiang, and Michael Medina, for checking everyone in and making sure that people had everything they needed. And thank you Liam Neely-Brown for taking photographs, again!
GIS Analyst (Variable)
The GIS Analyst will be a member of a larger team of Analysts and Developers in the Geospatial Technology Services Team in the IT Department. The Analyst will work closely with the rest of the team, as well as other teams within the IT Department to provide GIS services supporting the planning, recreation, land-use, utilities, transportation, and public safety functions throughout the City. The Analyst will perform analysis, cartographic displays, database design and maintenance, scripting, and programming under supervision and guidance of Senior GIS Analysts. Successful candidates will have a strong GIS knowledge, a desire to serve the public, and enthusiasm to explore new techniques and technologies. Scripting knowledge is a plus.
The position is required to commit approximately 28 to 30 hours a week, not exceeding 130 hours per month. Hours per week may vary based on the team's commitments. The resource must be available to work during business hours (8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). The weekly schedule can be finalized based on the person's availability and the supervisor's discretion.
GIS Data Analyst/Lead-01013010
You are an experienced GIS leader who is energized by solving problems using location-based data. You take pride in evangelizing GIS to business customers and enabling critical business processes through timely, accurate, and innovative data management services and solutions. You speak both “GIS” and “IT”. You are passionate about informed natural resource management, including sustainable forestry.
We are a fast-moving team that manages the enterprise-level GIS datasets, applications, and services for Weyerhaeuser. GIS is critical to the daily operations and stewardship of Weyerhaeuser’s 12+ million acres of timberlands. We are currently consolidating our GIS environments, moving to the cloud, and transforming access to the company’s GIS assets using web and mobile solutions.
In this role you will lead the GIS Services Data Stewardship team. You will design, develop, deploy, and administer SQL Server geodatabases and integration services. You will develop relationships with internal customers throughout the Weyerhaeuser Timberlands, Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate, Recreation Access, Acquisition and Divestiture, Legal, and Tax business units, and acquire a thorough understanding of their data. You will collaborate with these customers, other Information Technology (IT) teams, and GIS professionals to deliver GIS data management, analytic, and cartographic services.
Team Lead Responsibilities
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.